Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon ELPH 500 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 500 HS.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
101×55×25 mm vs 113×73×46 mm
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2.7x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 500 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.8"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Lighter
185 g vs 306 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.99 vs $169.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1000s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the 500 HS.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
500 HS3.4 fps
SX150 IS0.9 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
500 HS3,200 ISO
SX150 IS1,600 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
500 HS4.4x
SX150 IS12x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$250

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$109

Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $180

Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$238

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$250

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Travel zoom

$262

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$175

Macro focus Better macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$295

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$110

Macro focus Better macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$175

Battery life Much longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$180

Battery life Much longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$149 - $536

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Placeholder

Canon PowerShot SD400

Ultra compact

$357

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

$170

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Size Larger

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